Wed, 28 September 2022
OFI 1501: How Far Can "Talking Chicken" Take You | FFA SAE Edition | Cory Yarbrough | Madison County High School FFA Copy
Today's guest is the epitome of the reason that interviewing FFA students, and specifically, American Star Finalists is so rewarding. The level of knowledge, skill and ability that these students have is always amazing. What is even more amazing is the way in which the FFA can bring it out and help them achieve new heights of achievement.
This is definitely true for Cory Yarbrough who is an American Star Finalist in the category of Ag Placement this year. Cory has grown up on a farm in northeast Georgia, and he is an expert in the broiler chicken industry already! At the age of 21 Cory has immense experience in working in his families four broiler houses, doing hatchery management at the University of Georgia and even consulting for chicken producers when he did an internship in the poultry industry. Birds are definitely the backbone of what drives Cory in agriculture.
In addition to all of his work with chickens, Cory raises cattle for his family and manages market hogs for his uncle. There is no question why diversified livestock is the title of his placement SAE. Cory will be graduating with a degree in poultry science this December, and then it is on to post-graduate studies to get his PhD in poultry science. He will be focusing his career on solving problems for poultry producers, like his family, through research and education. And, he will be the third generation of poultry science graduate from the University of Georgia in his family, and the third generation a post-graduate degree in poultry science in his family as well.
SUPERVISED AGRICULTURAL EXPERIENCE: Diversified Livestock Production
HIGH SCHOOL: Madison County High School, Danielsville, Georgia
MASCOT: Red Raiders
FFA ADVISOR: Katherine Bell
CONTACT INFORMATION FOR CORY YARBROUGH:
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